Mars is a red planet. It moves around the Sun at a mean
distance approximately 1.52 times that of earth from Sun. It
completes its orbit in 686.9804 mean earth solar days and
spins on axis in 24 hours 39 minutes and 22.6689 seconds. It
moves in its orbit at a mean velocity of 24.1 kms/ second.
Mars has a volume of 1.62 x 1011
cubic kms, surface area of
x 3 4 . 1
d with naked eyes. In its orbit
it travels at a speed of 48 km per second. Its mass is 0.054
times that of earth’s mass, diameter is 4868 kms and density
5.2 gms per cubic cms. Its sidereal time is 87.969 earth
days. It has no satellite. It does not beyond 280 from Sun.
Hindus regard Mercury as God Keshav, Narayan, Madhav
etc. In other words it represents protective agency. It is a
prince in planetary cabinet. So like a child it does not act
independently and borrows the characteristics of the planet
with which it is associated.
Its chief domain is over mind, memory, intellect, intelligence,
perception, knowledge, reason, fertility of resources,
commerce and education, powers of speech and writing, ability
for editing, art of painting and sculpture. It gives the person
ready wit, an easy acquisition of and command of over many
languages, taste for and competence in philosophy,
mathematics and accountancy. It rules over central nervous
system. It is a planet of intelligence and is responsible for
retentive power and reproductive ability. It makes one
talkative, witty and learned.
Mercury is a variable, convertible, feminine, neutral and
dualistic planet. Mercury is the lord of north direction and
governs ‘Sarad’ Ritu (October- November). Its color is green.
It rules our business, correspondence, bookselling, hygiene,
deities, food, literary pursuits, paper money, bank balance.
Mercury is the chief governor for education and uncle. It is a
planet of oration and speech.
Mercury gives the native a green tint and native is full of veins.
Native is pleasant in speech and fun loving. Native has long
and red eyes and has well formed limbs. It makes the body
tall and slender. Native is of average height with eyebrows
curved with much hair. Parts of the body ruled by Mercury
are nose, brain, hands, tongue, lungs and nervous system. It
is also lord of skin.
When Mercury is afflicted the native will be clever, cunning
and mischievous, anonymous petition writer. His tongue and
pen will work against those whom he does not like. He will
be gambler, lir, conceited and showy person. He will be
talkative, eccentric, unprincipled, inconsistent and boastful.
He will work according to his whims. Native will have
stammering speech, lack of memory and fluency, having too
many occupations, propensity for lying, spreading scandals.
When Mercury is beneficial it makes the native intelligent,
having quick grasp and good retentive memory. It gives ability
for oratory and for mastering many languages, increases mental
ability and argumentative power. It gives power of enquiry
into many subjects including literature, collecting every kind
of information and enhances business ability. It gives intuitive
ability and native works with speed and accuracy and is
successful in all enterprises.
The diseases indicated by Mercury are insanity, mental
aberration, loss of speech, impotency, defective tongue,
deafness, leucoderma, headaches, neuralgia, insomnia,
giddiness, convulsions, hysteria, spasms etc.
The products represented by Mercury are betel leaves, walnut,
spinach, plants in general, nut tree, medlar, willow, quince,
male fern, carraway, ghee, other oils, green color pulses, green
colored clothes etc.
Mercury represents animals like dog, goat, ape, weasel, fox,
parrot and reptiles.
Places represented by Mercury are universities, colleges,
schools, all commercial centers, and fields for playing games
and sports, hunting places.
Precious metals/gems represented by Mercury are bell's metal,
quick silver, emerald, limestone. Native whose lord of
ascendant is Mercury can wear the ring of emerald in silver/
gold in little finger in the constellation of Mercury.

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